Weird Universe Archive

December 2012

December 1, 2012

Grocer Gives Store To Employees

I nominate this guy as the best boss of the year. After 46 years as a grocery store owner, he gave the company to the employees. Here's the link:

http://www.startribune.com/local/180550281.html?refer=y

Here's Joe at the store.

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He says he operates on a simple philosophy -- "Do the right thing."

He plans to travel with the money generated by the ESOP.

Posted By: gdanea - Sat Dec 01, 2012 - Comments (1)
Category: Work and Vocational Training

The Bigouden of Brittany

In the Pays bigouden region of France, women traditionally wear a distinctive phallic-shaped headdress named a coiffe.


Apparently they keep it on all the time, even while driving. Provided they have a sunroof in their car.




But from what I understand, only a handful of women still maintain the tradition. Most of them just put the thing on for the benefit of tourists. Read more about the Bigoudène here and here.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 01, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Fashion, Headgear, Regionalism

Follies of the Madmen #194



Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 01, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Technology, 1970s, Hair and Hairstyling

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